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Drug Interactions

 

Physicians & Pharmacists

Physicians' Principles for Quality Prescribing
Commit to Zero Tolerance for Errors

Commit to....

  • Prescribing medications only when appropriate and necessary
     
  • Fully informing patients about their medications and what they may do, including both positive and negative outcomes
     
  • Reporting errors and adverse events so others will not repeat them
     
  • Withstanding pressures to prescribe in ways that are not in the patients best interest
     
  • Knowing thoroughly the drugs you prescribe most frequently
     
  • Anticipating and preventing drug interactions
     
  • Establishing a partnership with pharmacists and nurses to monitor therapy for interactions or errors and effective counseling of patients

 

 
 

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